Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData – Part 2

In part 1 of this post, I showed how to create a SQL database in Windows Azure, create a schema for adding leaderboard functionality to a game, create an Entity Framework model for the database, and then create and test a WCF Data Service on top of the model that provides a rich REST-style interaction … Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData – Part 2

Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData – Part 1

UPDATE: Part 2 of this post is now published as well. It’s been longer than I planned, but this post is a follow-up to my overview post, “Building Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps”. In that post, I outlined a couple of different ways that you can build out data storage and services to … Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData – Part 1

Recipe for a Brittle Data Service

You can teach people a lot by writing about best practices. But sometimes, you can also teach by illustrating your own boneheaded moves that tripped you up. In other words, don’t do what I did. Case in point is a recent issue I ran into when attempting to demo some HTML5 and JS code at … Continue reading Recipe for a Brittle Data Service